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Farm-Fresh Blueberry Compote

There’s nothing quite like the taste of a fresh-picked summer blueberry: plump and still warm from the sun, with the perfect blend of sweet and tart. In fact, it was a quest for the perfect farm-fresh blueberry – and ultimately, the perfect blueberry compote – that led us to a little farm off the beaten […]

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Farm Fresh Cooking

Sure, most people associate pick-your-own farm activities with spring or summertime. But in most places, there’s still plenty to pick in the fall. And the cooking possibilities from the autumn harvest are practically unlimited. Last weekend we took a trip to Underwood Family Farms in Moorpark, a Southern California pick-your-own staple for generations. We found […]

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A Pick-Your-Own Adventure

It’s August, which means it’s time for the Jolly Tomato family to head back East and visit the grandparents in New Jersey farm country. We are lucky to be close to a great little organic farm that offers pick-your-own fruit and vegetables throughout most of the summer. Today’s crop included blackberries, tomatoes, eggplant, and peppers. […]

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